When it comes to being fabulous, where you are is just as important as who you are. And there’s no better place to be your fabulous self than Las Vegas – ranked as one of the top destinations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers.
The Entertainment Capital of the World has plenty to keep you entertained. Catch Elton John at Caesars Palace or Holly Madison at Peepshow at Planet Hollywood. Visit Jubilee! at Bally’s to witness a traditional Vegas production show with glitz, glamour and beautiful showgirls. For a stunning display of acrobatics don’t miss one of the seven Cirque du Soleil shows: ZUMANITY at New York-New York, “O” at Bellagio, KÀ at MGM Grand, Believe at Luxor, Love at The Mirage, Mystère at Treasure Island and Viva ELVIS at ARIA Resort & Casino. Need your Broadway fix? Vegas delivers with Disney’s The Lion King at Mandalay Bay, Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular at The Venetian and Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas.
Las Vegas’ premier resorts aren’t just a place to crash and store your stuff. With all of the amenities that the city’s amazing hotels have to offer, you’re sure to enjoy a wonderful getaway. From the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas to the canals of Venice at The Venetian, to the beautiful lakeside Bellagio, Las Vegas welcomes visitors to some of the most unique casino resorts in the world. Several Las Vegas hotels offer LGBT packages. Planet Hollywood, Wynn Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, New York-New York and Luxor offer packages geared specifically with the LGBT traveler in mind. Or, check in to the Blue Moon Resort, the only all-male, Las Vegas gay-owned hotel.
Once known for its all-you-can-eat buffets and bargain shrimp cocktails, Las Vegas has transformed itself into a top culinary destination. Today, Las Vegas has the most comprehensive collection of celebrity chefs and world-class restaurants, more Master Sommeliers than any other city in the world and more wine sold per capita than in any other destination. From Mobil Travel Guide awarded restaurant Joël Robuchon at The Mansion at MGM Grand to Simon Restaurant and Lounge at Palms Place and Payard Patisserie and Bistro at Caesars Palace you’re sure to find something perfect for your taste buds
Las Vegas has evolved into a shopping Mecca, with everything from souvenir shops to haute couture boutiques. Crystals at CityCenter is the newest shop on the block, joining favorites such as The Shoppes at The Palazzo, featuring Barneys New York, Michael Kors, Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget; The Forum Shops at Caesars featuring 160 boutiques from Abercrombie and Fitch to John Varvatos to Michael Kors; and The Fashion Show Mall with nearly 2 million square feet of shopping heaven including Neiman Marcus, Dillard’s, Macys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. And for great deals, visit the Las Vegas Outlet Center or Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Great buys are in store, no matter where you shop in Vegas!
Bars and clubs abound in this city with many hot spots to choose from. Try Krave, the largest LGBT dance club on the Strip, or head to nearby favorites Tao, PURE or LAX for a mixed crowd and great music. Revolution at The Mirage is also a popular weekly party on Sunday nights. Make sure to visit The Loop, a cluster of LGBT venues including Gipsy, 8½, Piranha, Freezone and others. Check out events by Eduardo Cordova Presents (www.eduardopresents.com) and Sin City Q Socials for a variety of great parties throughout the city.
Take advantage of the great local attractions that you’ll only find here in Vegas. Don’t miss the famous Bellagio fountains, SkyJump Las Vegas at the Stratosphere, the Flightlinez at Fremont Street Experience, Red Rock and the Grand Canyon. Try something new with Pink Jeep Tours or Betty’s Outrageous Adventures, which cater directly to the LGBT traveler.
Prefer getting pampered indoors? No problem – Las Vegas is home to the more than 45 unique and relaxing luxury spas, making it easy to find your favorite retreat. Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Palazzo offers gracious, tranquil gathering places and a European-style thermal treatment suite. Or refresh yourself at the Paris Spa by Mandara with its Eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna and full-service salon. For some style, try the sleek and modern BATHHOUSE at THEhotel, or the stunning Spa at Encore.
For decades Las Vegas has been known as the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” but today the city is also recognized as the world’s leading convention and meeting destination. Our award-winning hotel accommodations, meeting and exhibit facilities, and hospitality are among the best in the world and our resort and convention professionals are respected globally. We have hosted some of the country’s premier LGBT organizations including HRC, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Victory Fund to name just a few.
Las Vegas offers incredibly helpful and updated resources to facilitate your traveling needs. The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, as well as QVegas are two great places to start.
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